That title is a little mis-leading...today's post is not about aprons made from chocolate or apron-shaped chocolates but rather aprons with "chocolates" on them - er, fabric with chocolates, oh just have a look! They have been in the works since our great chocolate day back in December but then they got lost in the Christmas chaos until I rescued them a few days ago! They turned out so cute - perfect for dipping chocolates or maybe just eating them!
***Breaking News*** The mister finished his THIRD book in as many years!!! Yep, three books read cover to cover in just 1,095 days! He's on some kind of roll! I picked those three books for him and so when he announced he'd finished the last of the three he asked me what his next book was...I felt like JK Rowling must have felt when she inspired a world of children to read! However, I didn't have another book ready in the wings - I had no idea he'd finish within the year! The mister, hankering for another great read, went in search for one by himself and he returned with Washington, A Life by Ron Chernow. I smirked. I've read that book and it's not an easy read...interesting yes, but it's long and at times a bit tedious...and there aren't any pictures. After one hour and eleven pages (perhaps it takes him so long due to his simian tendencies or maybe it's because he watches TV while he reads, either way he must read each page ten times!) he said, "I can't read this book, it's got too many big words - like phlegmatic, what the hell does that mean?!" I told him I was phlegmatic and he said, "Well get in and get that looked at!" (To be phlegmatic is to be calm, composed, content...which I normally am until the mister walks in the door!)
Made with broadcloth so they are durable and will wash up great, these aprons sew up in no time. I use an apron I have as a pattern. I put the apron on top of my fabric, added one inch around and cut out around the apron. I special ordered the chocolates fabric - it's a few years old and I had remembered seeing it - thought it would work nicely with the red. These aprons were a gift/thank you/bribe to the ladies who helped us with our chocolate dipping this year - it worked so great, in part, because of their organization!! Hopefully they'll come help again next year! And, of course, I made one for myself because one can never have too many aprons, feel free to quote me on that!
Okay, remember the cake plate I broke? And remember how my friend said, "There are certain rules in life, particularly in the kitchen...and when one breaks a cake plate it must be replaced!" And then she gave me a beautiful new cake plate? Too, too generous and kind!! Well, it happened again! Oh no, I didn't break another cake plate...I was given another!!! A dear friend's mom read that post and she's a "researcher" so she did some digging and found an exact replica of the cake plate I broke! How sweet was that?!?
What is it about cake plates?!? I surely don't know but I do love them! A cake served on a cake plate just seems to taste better - am I right?
Thank you Stasia!! I will handle it with kid gloves! That was SO very kind of you!